Nicholas A. Rathjen, S. David Shahbodaghi, Jennifer A. Brown
Prevention of hypothermia, frostbite, and nonfreezing cold injuries begins with clothing that is clean, layered, and loose to promote circulation. Hypothermia can be staged by clinical symptoms when core temperature measurement is unavailable. Initial treatment includes...
Michael G. Mercado, Dustin K. Smith, Esther L. Guard
Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic kidney disease; therefore, the prompt diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause is critical. History and physical examination findings are important...
Blair A. Becker, Marc A. Childress
Nonspecific low back pain refers to cases of low back pain without evidence of a more concerning diagnosis, such as a tumor, fracture, infection, inflammatory arthritis, or cauda equina. It is a major cause of work loss globally. Prescribing physical activity, including core...
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.
Christopher W. Goodman, Allan S. Brett
The widespread and often indiscriminate prescribing of gabapentinoids is not supported by robust evidence, and it carries known and unknown risks.
Dustin K. Smith, Holly S. Schmidt, Courtney M. Saint
General health check visits have no benefit on cardiovascular morbidity or on total, cardiovascular, or cancer-related mortality. There is also no evidence that they cause patient harm.
Madhavi Singh, Juan Qiu
Are combined oral contraceptives effective in decreasing menorrhagia?
Life-long devotion and a mind-body mortality link between spouses.
Kavitha Krishnan, Elise B. Halajian, Richard A. Guthmann, Joan Nashelsky
The alpha blocker tamsulosin (Flomax) can be used to improve clearance of stones larger than 5 mm, shorten expulsion times, and reduce hospitalization.
James D. Haddad, Peter Ng, Taylor James
A woman presented with fever and throat pain, with vesicular lesions over the soft palate and uvula.
The American Society of Hematology has published recommendations for determining the optimal diagnostic strategy based on pretest risk.
Donald M. Chaffee, Elizabeth T. Harpster
Urinary incontinence is common in adult women, leading to health complications such as rash and urinary tract infections. This review discusses pelvic floor muscle training for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women.
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